U.S. Senate Passed Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act
|An updated article was posted on April 24, 2020, after the U.S. House passed the bill and it was signed by President Trump.
The United States Senate recently passed the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, increasing funds available to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) and Emergency Grants. The House of Representatives is slated to take up the bill as early as Thursday, April 23, and President Trump has indicated his willingness to enact the bill into law.
The legislation adds $321,335,000,000 to the PPP program and creates set-asides for small- and medium-sized financial institutions. The EIDL program is funded with an additional $50 billion along with an additional $10 billion for the Economic Injury Grant program. Additionally, certain agricultural enterprises with no more than 500 employees are now eligible to receive EIDL grants and loans.
If you qualify for one of these programs, we recommend you act quickly, as it is anticipated the funding will be insufficient to meet demand. Many PPP lenders have committed to submitting loan applications already in their queue as soon as the program goes live again. If you have not heard from your lender, or you have not yet applied and would like to do so, there are a few things you can do to prepare.
APPLICANTS WHO PREVIOUSLY APPLIED BUT LENDER DID NOT SUBMIT TO SBA
Contact your lender immediately to determine whether your application remains in the queue and/or if additional information is needed.
Contact your lender immediately. If you do not currently have a lender, we recommend you reach out to the financial institution at which you maintain your business accounts to determine if they are an approved PPP lender. While each PPP lender requires its own documentation as part of the application process, you should begin assembling, at a minimum, the following information:
Please contact your Bose McKinney & Evans attorney for assistance with the Paycheck Protection Program.